Vacation deals in Key West, South Beach, Sarasota & others in Florida

For vacations in the Sunshine State,  deals at hotels, resorts and inns in Florida are featured on Groupon Getaways, Living Social Escapes and Travelzoo. Some of the deals are 40 percent to 50 percent off, or more. These are among the freshest deals, with links for information and purchases. Key West, from $125 for Inn at Key West, […]

32 free or cheap things to do in Orlando this summer

By Laura Summer in Central Florida brings free or cheap kids’ movies, free days at museums and a chance for kids to bowl free. All of the summer things to do in Orlando we’ve listed below are free or inexpensive (less than $20 each). And if it’s in the budget, we’ve added in water parks […]

Free entry and tours at National Naval Aviation Museum in Florida Panhandle

Visit and tour the National Naval Aviation Museum, the world’s largest museum for Naval Aviation, for free. The museum in Pensacola is open daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and there is so much to see and do. Take a guided tour with retired military volunteers and learn about naval aviation from those who have the most experience. If you want […]

Blue Star Museums program offers free entry for military families

Dozens of venues in Florida are participating in a national program that offers free entry to personnel on active duty in the U.S. armed forces and their families. The Blue Star Museums program for military, which includes members of National Guard and Reserve, is offered to Labor Day. The program is organized by the National Endowment for the […]

Air shows in Florida, including Vero Beach June 25 & 26

Outdoor entertainment in Florida includes popular air shows, showcasing aerial feats of pilots and planes. Events include June 25 & 26 Vero Beach Air Show, Vero Beach Regional Airport July 15 &  16 Pensacola Beach Air Show 800  635-4803 October 22 & 23, Florida International Air Show, Punta Gorda Airport, 28000 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, 33982, […]

Mermaids swim at Weeki Wachee Springs state park in Florida

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, north of St. Petersburg in Florida, features river boat tours, a flume ride and distinctive entertainment. The park is famous for mermaid shows, which are featured most days with occasional exceptions. The fees for entry are $13 for ages 13 and older, $8 for those 6 to 12, and free for […]

10 free and cheap things to do in Sarasota

Whether it’s attending a sunset drum circle at the beach, catching a movie, or visiting an art museum, Sarasota has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in Sarasota, while on a budget. 1. Siesta Key Beach Community Drum Circle Every Sunday, one hour before sunset, […]

13 free and cheap things to do around St. Petersburg

Whether it’s going to a beach, a sunset festival, an art museum, or a sponge factory, St. Petersburg has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in and nearby St. Petersburg, while on a budget. 1. Sunsets at Pier 60 Celebrate the sunset, 365 days a […]

10 free and cheap things to do around Bradenton

Whether it’s attending an art walk, visiting a national memorial, or enjoying the beach, Bradenton has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy around Bradenton, while on a budget. 1. Village of the Arts Art Walk On the first Friday and Saturday of the month, the […]

12 free and cheap things to do in The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is full of history, wildlife, breathtaking views, interesting people and good times. Here are 12 free and cheap things to do in the Florida Keys that will make your trip memorable. Key Largo 1. Florida Keys Wild Bird Center Visit the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, founded by Laura Quinn, where you can […]

10 free things to do in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area

Some of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Deerfield Beach and other towns in Broward are free. Allow your wallet a break and browse these recommendations. Enjoy music Along New River on Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale, Sunday Jazz Brunch is a popular event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. most first Sundays of the month, featuring an assortment […]